An illustrator and graphic designer living and working in Eugene, Oregon.
Available for hand-drawn or digitally composed commissions // plants, nature, abstract concepts, children’s science writing, community projects, field guides // tattoo design // general graphic design
A New York City native, Emily-Bell received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, History, and Studio Art at the City University of New York, Hunter College. She has studied at the Art Students League of New York, Cooper Union, Education Alliance Arts School, and is an alumni of Fiorello LaGuardia High School of the Arts. Before relocating to the Pacific Northwest, she worked as an illustrator for private clients, the NYC Department of Sustainability, and her independent Etsy shop, White Cat Black Dog. From 2010 to 2015, she designed, planted, and advocated for Roger That Garden Project, a collectively cultivated native flora and edible garden and public green space in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. She now lives in Eugene, Oregon with her husband, dog, cat, and many plants.
Emily-Bell received her Master of Science in restoration ecology and landscape analysis at the University of Oregon’s Environmental Studies Program. At the UO she developed an illustrated field guide of Willamette Valley Wetland Prairie Plants to increase community knowledge and stewardship of these dynamic systems. Formerly, as Rockaway Waterfront Alliance Program Educator, Emily-Bell led youth development programs about marine ecology, community greening, and scientific research mentoring. She is an alumnus of Dr. Brett Branco’s Lab within Brooklyn College’s Aquatic Research Environmental Analytics Center where she assisted in studying macro algae as an indicator of eutrophication in estuarine systems. Emily-Bell developed a deep dedication to community gardening and healthy soils as the Brooklyn Botanic Garden NYC Compost Project Coordinator. Having served as an educator with Million Trees NYC, Solar One, and Manhattan’s Lower East Side Ecology Center, she is well experienced working with environmental non-profits ensuring urban residents have equal access to nature.